Saturday, January 14, 2023

Schuylkill County Obituaries for January 14th, 2023


Skook News Obituaries: January 14th, 2023

Obituaries published from the Schuylkill County area. 


John D. Rutter, Sr.
, 81 of Swopes Valley Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at home.

Born on July 28, 1941 in Lebanon, he was a son of the late John H. and Leah R. Kutz Rutter.

John retired from ABF where he was a Dock Worker.

He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He built his cabin and garage in Pine Grove.

Preceding him in death were two grandchildren and a brother Jason Rutter.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Rutter and Deborah Rutter; two sons, John D. Rutter Jr., and Daniel Rutter; five grandchildren; many great grandchildren; two brothers, Amos Rutter and James Rutter; a sister Naomi Alspaugh, nieces and nephews.

All Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Wolfe's Union Meetinghouse Cemetery, Lebanon.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements.


James A.D. "Jimmy" Lemmon
, 17, of Tower City, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Williams Township.

Born in Pottsville, February 28, 2005, Jimmy was a senior member of the class of 2023 at Williams Valley Jr. Sr. High School. He had a great passion for baseball from a very young age. He played T-ball, Little League, Teener League, and was a member of the Williams Valley Varsity Baseball Team. He was a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Recently Jimmy began working at Walmart in Elizabethville. He was very proud to have a job and make his own money.

Jimmy and his mom had a bond between them that was second to none. To say Melissa worshipped her boy, would be a huge understatement.

A typical teenage boy, Jimmy enjoyed playing video games and hanging out with his friends. He could be found at every Williams Valley sporting event in the student section cheering on his friends. He was just that type of friend - always there for you and always encouraging you with a smile. If you were lucky enough to call Jimmy your friend, you were blessed.

He was preceded in death by his pap, Lee Nunemacher, Sr., whom he loved immensely and an uncle Lee Nunemacher, Jr.

Surviving are his mom, Melissa Nunemacher and her fiancee, Bruce Bender; his grandmother, Sharon Nunemacher; a stepsister, Camille Lemmon; two stepbrothers, Jonathan and Bruce Bender; a niece, Mercedes, who as Jimmy would say was his best buddy; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 8:00 pm from the Christ United Methodist Church, Tower City, with Pastor Annette Shutt officiating. Viewing will be from 6-8 pm at the church. Jimmy will be laid to rest privately in the St. Peter's Cemetery, Orwin.

When Jimmy got his driver's license he chose to be an organ donor. As a result of his decision, peoples' lives will be improved because of the remarkable young man.

Please omit flowers. Donations can be made to the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., 644 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980 to help with expenses.

The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., is honored to serve Jimmy's family.


Richard John Slotterback
, 92, of Lavelle, passed from the arms of his beloved wife and children into the presence of God while at home in Lavelle on Friday, January 13, 2023.

Born October 27, 1930 in Lavelle, he was the son of the late Guy and Helen (Overkott) Slotterback. After graduating from the former Ashland High School in 1949, he honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, earning the Good Conduct and National Defense Service Medals. Early in life, he worked in his father’s Chevrolet Car Dealership as a mechanic and drove school busses and long-haul trucks. Later he worked as a machinist/welder at Kennedy Van Saun Co in Danville and Delta Truck Body in Leesport.

Friends and family alike found Richard a one-of-a-kind guy, an old-world gentleman with a twinkle in his eye, quick wit, and love of word play. He honed his cow-milking skills in childhood, set the clock ahead in school to shorten the day when the teacher stepped out of the one room schoolhouse, grew immense cantaloupe in his bountiful garden which he hand-cultivated, and wore red suspenders and red socks. He loved music, travel, cats, birds, flowers, sunsets and daily walks in nature, all of which he enjoyed through his last days in this world. Above all, he was a loving faithful husband to his beloved wife Ruth Ann and a devoted father to John and Sally. He was indeed beloved on the earth.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Guy and Robert, and sisters, Anna, Marion, and Grace.

Richard is survived by his wife of over 57 years, Ruth Ann (Yost) Slotterback; son John Slotterback of Catawissa; daughter Sally Slotterback of Lavelle; sister Elva Slotterback of Orwigsburg, along with nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service of Christian Burial with military honors, at 12 noon on Monday, January 16th, 2023 in Citizen’s Cemetery, Lavelle. Officiating will be Mr. John Kessler. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hillside SPCA, Inc., PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901 or Christ Evangelical Congregational Church, P.O. Box 202, Lavelle, PA. 17943.


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